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Pellegrini reveals Kompany will be back in two weeks' time

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City applauds the fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on November 8, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City applauds the fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on November 8, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany should be back in action in two weeks.

It had been reported the Belgian defender faced another six weeks on the sidelines in a season which has been persistently interrupted by injuries.

That has proved costly for City, who have looked far more assured at the back when he has been fit enough to play.

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Kompany's latest issue has seen him out with a calf problem since he had to come off just nine minutes after being introduced as a substitute against Sunderland on Boxing Day.

He is making progress now and although he will miss Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with Everton, a return to full fitness could be close.